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Goedgekeurd on 25/09/2019
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INT/888-EESC-2019-03042-00-01-AC-TRA
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

With this opinion the EESC wishes to highlight the scale of Dieselgate and regrets that the Commission was not able to anticipate these events by means of effective measures from the outset. The EESC further considers that the solution put forward in this proposal should not be limited to dealing with an issue of form, without genuinely serving the applicants' interests. Lastly the EESC also fears that, by empowering the Commission to issue delegated acts under the terms it sets out, the proposal would undermine not only the effectiveness of the legislation but also the intentions of the legislator when establishing these delegated act.

advies EESC: Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

Goedgekeurd on 25/09/2019
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SOC/614-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

advies EESC: The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 25/09/2019
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SOC/615-EESC-2019-01355
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC notes that the Global Compact is a non-binding instrument that does not create new obligations for EU Member States and its content is fully in line with the principles and values of the European Union, most notably Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, which includes – as its main values – respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The EESC therefore regrets the fact that the Compact has not been approved by all Member States and recommends that the EU clarify and build on the Compact's objectives using appropriate mechanisms.

advies EESC: Implementation of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration based on EU values (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 17/07/2019
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ECO/492-EESC-2019-01033-00-00-TRA
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Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The absence of economic and social convergence among Member States and regions is a threat to the political sustainability of the European project and all the benefits it has brought to European citizens. Developing economic and labour market resilience with economic, social, environmental and institutional sustainability should be the principle guiding policies. This will foster upwards convergence and fairness in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy while managing the challenges posed by digitalisation and demographic change.

advies EESC: Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy (own initiative opinion)

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Toward a more resilient and sustainable European economy - Civil Society Days 2019

Goedgekeurd on 17/07/2019
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CCMI/167-EESC-2019
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Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

European industrial, energy and climate policy is hampered by contradictory requirements on the price for Greenhouse effect Gas (GHG) emissions: on the one hand, high prices would be necessary to incentivise investment and changes in consumption patterns; on the other, the preservation of the external competitiveness of EU energy-intensive industries, as well as the prevention of “carbon leakage”, would require low prices.

The proposed own-initiative report investigates the technical and legal feasibility of Border Adjustment Measures for the internal price of GHG emissions: importers pay the price, exporters get it refunded, as it already is the case for VAT. The refund of the GHG emission price to exporters could be based on a VAT-like accounting system. The GHG emission price paid by importers could be based on the basic metals and materials content of the product. This system would be in line with WTO rules, and rely upon fully proven methodologies.

advies EESC: The sectoral industrial perspective of reconciling climate and energy policies (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 17/07/2019
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INT/881-EESC-2019
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Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This opinion aims to identify the barriers, key success factors and solutions for creating a truly innovative business climate to capture the solutions provided by new economic models.

advies EESC: Fostering an entrepreneurship and innovation friendly single market – promoting new business models to meet societal challenges and transitions (own-initiative opinion)

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